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CMO Boosts Store Safety Inspection during Anniversary Sale Season

With the onset of department store anniversary sales, the Construction Management Office (CMO) will conduct store safety inspections at department stores and big box retailers starting October 9.
 
In search of bargains and deals, the large crowd turnout during the anniversary sales period often results in packed venues and long queues. To ensure a safe shopping environment for the public, stores cited for related violations during spot checks conducted by the city government may be slapped with fines up to NT$120,000.
 
According to CMO, it is important to increase the frequency of public safety spot checks at major department stores and big box retailers due to the influx of customers to ensure a safe shopping environment.
 
Director Chang Ming-sen of CMO pointed out that the agency has been conducting checks for many years, and the majority of local businesses are well aware of the exercise, many of them taking steps to ensure accurate placement of merchandise and inventory to avoid violating safety regulations.
 
The agency also reminded the public to report any obstacles hindering emergency exits or evacuation routes at department stores or other public venues by contacting CMO (TEL: 1999, ext. 8387)